Chain reaction: Improving demand for chemical products should support growth in the future

The Chemical Product Manufacturing industry produces a range of products, including photographic plates and film, antifreeze, gelatine, writing ink, cement additives, transmission fluids and composite diagnostic or laboratory reagents. Most of the industry's products are used as inputs in several downstream industries, particularly in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medical sectors. Many downstream industries were negatively affected by poor operating conditions following the economic downturn. However, the subsequent strong recovery resulted in the industry beginning the period from a high base.Industry revenue is strongly correlated to changes in the UK's industrial production output, while fluctuations in the value of the pound influence import and export trends. more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising concern for the environment weighed on industry revenue at the start of the period
  • The low value of the pound after the EU referendum has supported export growth since
  • Operators are expected to focus on niche markets to support their profitability
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    While a number of barriers to entry exist for the industry as a whole, barriers tend to vary between segments. In some, such as diagnostic or laboratory reagents, they are higher, but they are more modest in others like drawing inks and cement additives. The maturity of most of the industry’s products means they are often produced by well-established manufacturers that are often part of bigger chemical groups. In the case of those products deemed to be low-volume and low-value commodities, such as drawing and writing inks, the existence of significant import competition can act as a barrier to entry.Technical or capital requirements can also pose a barrier in some segments, such as diagnostic reagents, as can the need for specialised skills or the relevant licence arrangement. Som...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Real effective exchange rate in the Chemical Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture a wide array of chemical products, including photographic chemicals and sensitive materials; gelatine; chemically modified oils and fats; chemicals for textile, leather and metal processing; cement additives; hydraulic transmission liquids and antifreeze; and writing and drawing inks.

    Industry Products
  • Photographic chemical materials
  • Lubricating preparations
  • Anti-knock preparations
  • Prepared culture media
  • Reaction initiators and accelerators
  • Composite diagnostic or laboratory reagents
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing photographic plates, film and sensitised paper
  • Manufacturing chemical preparations for photographic uses
  • Manufacturing gelatine and its derivatives
  • Manufacturing writing and drawing ink
  • Manufacturing various other chemical products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Research and development expenditure
  • Total health expenditure
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue reactions
  • Developing demand
  • Input price pressure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry Outlook continued
  • Uncertain inputs
  • Regulations and legislation
  • Table: Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Pulp Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Composite diagnostic or laboratory reagents
  • Reaction initiators and accelerators
  • Prepared culture media
  • Anti-knock preparations
  • Photographic chemical materials
  • Lubricating preparations
  • Chart: Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturers and other industrial producers
  • Pharmaceutical and medical industries
  • Construction industries
  • Retail and other services
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation, rent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Chemical Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change.
  • Gelatine
  • A translucent, colourless and flavourless solid substance that is derived from animal raw materials containing collagen. It is thought to be a pure natural protein.
  • Reagent
  • A substance or mixture for use in chemical analysis or other reactions.
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